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A Study Of Attitudinal Responses Of Selected School District Personnel And Related Others Regarding Six Performance Contracting Hypotheses In Seventeen Selected Performance Contracting Projects In The United States For The Year 1970-71, Jerome D. Cianfrini Aug 1972

A Study Of Attitudinal Responses Of Selected School District Personnel And Related Others Regarding Six Performance Contracting Hypotheses In Seventeen Selected Performance Contracting Projects In The United States For The Year 1970-71, Jerome D. Cianfrini

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The Recall Election: Its Effect On The School District And Community In California, Chester C. Fields Aug 1972

The Recall Election: Its Effect On The School District And Community In California, Chester C. Fields

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The problem

The purposes of this study were (1) to review the history of school-district recall laws in California, (2) to enumerate the legal steps in the recall process, (3) to survey a school district where recall election had taken place, and (4) to present community feelings and effects.

Procedure

A search was made of all laws and official records pertaining to school trustees' recall elections in California. A questionnaire designed to elicit respondent attitudes and feelings was mailed to all who voted in the school district recall election of December 3rd, 1970. A preliminary number of questionnaires were ...


The Role Of The Superintendent Of Schools In The Process Of Collective Negotiations As Perceived By Local Bargaining Agents, Boards Of Education And Superintendents In Selected School Districts Of New Jersey And Eastern Pennsylvania, Dominick Dinunzio Aug 1972

The Role Of The Superintendent Of Schools In The Process Of Collective Negotiations As Perceived By Local Bargaining Agents, Boards Of Education And Superintendents In Selected School Districts Of New Jersey And Eastern Pennsylvania, Dominick Dinunzio

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No Abstract Present.


A Study Of The Effects On Students In A Community Consolidated School District In Illinois Of Selected Activities Funded Under Title I Of The Elementary And Secondary Education Act Of 1965, James H. Ellis Jul 1972

A Study Of The Effects On Students In A Community Consolidated School District In Illinois Of Selected Activities Funded Under Title I Of The Elementary And Secondary Education Act Of 1965, James H. Ellis

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Purpose

The purpose of the study was to identify objectives and identify and measure the effects of selected activities supported with Title I Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 funds on disadvantaged students with respect to their academic achievement, social and personal development and class attendance. One East-Central Illinois Public School District was selected for the study. The school district included grades kindergarten through twelve with an enrollment approximating 10,000 during the school years under review. Of that total enrollment, approximately 1500 students each year were classified as eligible for funding purposes. The school years included were 1966-67 ...


An Inquiry Into The Feasibility Of An All-Year School In Glenview, Illinois, Henry A. Hamann Jul 1972

An Inquiry Into The Feasibility Of An All-Year School In Glenview, Illinois, Henry A. Hamann

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No Abstract Provided.


The Effect Of Intensive Individual Short-Term Supportive Counseling On Mentally Retarded Students, Patricia Griffin Jul 1972

The Effect Of Intensive Individual Short-Term Supportive Counseling On Mentally Retarded Students, Patricia Griffin

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This research examined two hypotheses involving mentally retarded students. The first hypothesis posited that an Experimental Group of subjects receiving intensive, individua~. short-term supportive counseling will display a higher rating score improvement on the five personality dimensions of confidence, maturity, self-discipline, assertiveness and independence following this counseling than will a Control Group of subjects receiving no such counseling. The second hypothesis posited that this same Experimental Group of subjects, aft~r receiving this counseling, will be distinguished by significantly higher job stability, defined as continuous and successful employment for six months following the end of counseling, than will the Control ...


An Examination Of Two Different Approaches To Learning In Nursery School, Ralph M. Conti Jul 1972

An Examination Of Two Different Approaches To Learning In Nursery School, Ralph M. Conti

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Statement of the Problem

The primary purpose of this study was to explore teacher guidance - does it help promote learning? The sub problems are to explore and assess the value of' academic training in nursery school versus a straight child development program, and to explore and assess the value of play as a teaching method.

The Population

This study included sixty, four year old children who were enrolled in nursery school for the first time. They were divided into six equal groups of ten each according to sex and I. Q. Control Groups I and II - pupils who participated in ...


Innovation, Adoption, And Cultural Change: Guide Lines For Administrators Of Adult Education Programs, Walter Clot Jul 1972

Innovation, Adoption, And Cultural Change: Guide Lines For Administrators Of Adult Education Programs, Walter Clot

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No abstract included.


A Descriptive Study Of A Successful School Bond And Rate Referenda Campaign, Howard Marvin Eilks Jul 1972

A Descriptive Study Of A Successful School Bond And Rate Referenda Campaign, Howard Marvin Eilks

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It is the purpose of this study to present a detailed analysis of the methods and techniques employed in the November 23, 1968 passage of a school bond referendum, and tax rate increases in the education and building funds for Maercker School District #60, Clarendon Hills, Illinois. As per data from the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Illinois Education Association, and a local newspaper, The Trib, school referenda are increasingly meeting with voter rejection. Only 53.2 per cent of the nation's bond referenda were approved during the fiscal year 1969-1970. The percentage of successful referenda ...


Challenges Of Humanistic Psychology For Secondary Education, Walter P. Dember Jul 1972

Challenges Of Humanistic Psychology For Secondary Education, Walter P. Dember

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A new conception of man is now being unfolded in a very different orientation toward psychology or in a new psychology called "Humanistic Psychology." It is the purpose of this thesis to arrive at these new concepts of man through research into the writings of and about four humanistic psychologists--Gordon W. Allport, James F. T. Bugental, Abraham H. Maslow, and Carl R. Rogers--and to use their own writings to interpret what may be the effects of the major concepts of their humanistic psychology on education. I have used the historical approach in my own study of the movement in the ...


The Settlement House - Community Center As An Adjunct To The Inner City Educational Opportunies In The Northwest Portland, Oregon, Edd Walter Crawford Jul 1972

The Settlement House - Community Center As An Adjunct To The Inner City Educational Opportunies In The Northwest Portland, Oregon, Edd Walter Crawford

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The purpose of this study has been to present a description of an inner-city neighborhood in the Northwest District of Portland, Oregon, and to identify educational needs and opportunities in broad terms. It provides a detailed description of the community, the educational institutions located within the community or utilized by students from the community seeking a high school education, and a community based agency, Friendly House, Inc. Other purposes have been to inventory available community resources, to establish criteria for the purpose of constructing a delivery system to strengthen the effectiveness of existing services, or where necessary to initiate services ...


A Feasibility Study Concerning School District Reoganization In Southern Dupage County, Illinois, Mark D. Delay Jul 1972

A Feasibility Study Concerning School District Reoganization In Southern Dupage County, Illinois, Mark D. Delay

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No Abstract Present.


An Institutional Research For The Purpose Of Measuring The Effectiveness Of Instructional, Cirricular, And Personal Services To The Transfer Students At Olney Central College, Raymond T. Emrick Jul 1972

An Institutional Research For The Purpose Of Measuring The Effectiveness Of Instructional, Cirricular, And Personal Services To The Transfer Students At Olney Central College, Raymond T. Emrick

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An Institutional Research for the Purpose of Measuring the Effectiveness of Instructional, Curricular, and Personnel Services to the Transfer Students at Olney Central College was conducted in 1971-72. The population of the study consisted of thirty-five students, twenty-two males and thirteen females, for the pilot study, and 259 students, 159 males and one hundred females, for the final study. The students were graduates of Olney Central College·during the years 1968, 1969, and 1970, who had transferred to four-year colleges or universities as indicated by their personnel records. All of the students were selected by random sampling. An open-end type ...


Programmed Reading Instruction Versus Traditional Reading Instruction And Their Relation To Science Achievement, Harold Eugene Garner Jul 1972

Programmed Reading Instruction Versus Traditional Reading Instruction And Their Relation To Science Achievement, Harold Eugene Garner

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This doctoral research was conducted to determine if there was a statistical difference in achievement between fourth grade students who were instructed through a programmed reading approach and those fourth grade students who were instructed in the traditional reading methods with a basal text series. Secondly, whether the same fourth grade students who were instructed by the programmed reading method would achieve significantly higher gain scores in fourth grade science than those students who were instructed in the traditional reading method. Analysis of variance was used to analyze the results and the level of significance was set at the 0 ...


Advanced Computer Program Models : A Talking Textbook Based On Three Languages, John Thomas Gardner Jul 1972

Advanced Computer Program Models : A Talking Textbook Based On Three Languages, John Thomas Gardner

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The purpose of this dissertation was to develop a learning instrument, to be used by programmers preparing for the Data Processing Management Association Test as a self study book, or by college business programming and computer science students who have completed a course in data processing and a course in programming a higher level language. The mathematical ability requirement was minimized by developing the algorithms in parallel with the programs. The learner should experience _emphasis in the following .areas:

l. The type of activities required to pass the DPMA test (the programming part)

2. Data Structures

3. Fortran (at the ...


The Dichotomy Between The Actual And The Perceived Role Of The Elementary Guidance Counselor In The State Of Massachusetts, Frederick E. Ellis Mar 1972

The Dichotomy Between The Actual And The Perceived Role Of The Elementary Guidance Counselor In The State Of Massachusetts, Frederick E. Ellis

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With the nationwide concern for accountability in education, the elementary school counselor is often the center of controversy. What is the role of the elementary counselor? How does he define is role and how does his administrators define it? Is there a difference between his view of his actual functions and those he feels he should perform and does his view differ from that of administrators and counselor educators? How relevant are current educational and certification requirements? An approach to answering these questions is to survey the groups involved to discover their attitudes toward and views of the elementary guidance ...


The Effects Of The Authenticity Of The Administrator In Creating An Open Or Closed Climate: A Comparative Study Of The United States And Israel, Stanley Hymowech Jan 1972

The Effects Of The Authenticity Of The Administrator In Creating An Open Or Closed Climate: A Comparative Study Of The United States And Israel, Stanley Hymowech

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship existing between the students perception of their principal's role and the organizational climate of the school. The major hypotheses were: 1) There existed a relationship between the authenticity of the building principal towards his students and the degree of open or closed organizational climate within the school. 2) There existed a relationship between students' perception of their principal's role: and the degree of openness or closedness of the school’s climate. 3) This relationship between the authenticity of the building administrator as perceived by the student body and ...


The Relationship Between Education Adn Socialization Input And Social And Behavior Outcomes, In A Controlled Group Of Educable Mentally Handicapped, Joanne Marie Higgins Jan 1972

The Relationship Between Education Adn Socialization Input And Social And Behavior Outcomes, In A Controlled Group Of Educable Mentally Handicapped, Joanne Marie Higgins

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The purpose of this research project was to study the socio-economics of a controlled group of educable retardates who had completed their formal education.

In 1965 the researcher investigated the mentally retarded students enrolled in the davenport, Iowa, Taylor and Marquette Schools and compared them to their parents and siblings. The pupil’s studies comprised three groups: (1_ a trainable group represented by pupils from 25 families; (2) a group of educable mentally handicapped students with known organic involvement represented by pupils from 165 families; and (3) a group of educable mentally handicapped pupils with no known organic involvement sufficient ...


A Comparison Of Third Grade Reading Practices, Objectives, And Achievment Test Results Between A Conventional Program And A Behavioral Objective Approach Program, Charles Henry Massey Jan 1972

A Comparison Of Third Grade Reading Practices, Objectives, And Achievment Test Results Between A Conventional Program And A Behavioral Objective Approach Program, Charles Henry Massey

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The study was concerned with investigating student achievement testing results, age and sex differences, and teaching practices between a behavioral objective type program and a convetional type program (arbitrarily defined) for the teaching of reading to third grade children as measured by standardized test instruments.

Thirty-one third grade students (16 boys and 15 girls) in the experimental class, with a median age of eight years, were compared with a control class of 33 students (19 boys and 14 girls), with a median age of nine years, as available small samples. Both groups were taught by one teacher.

The instructional materials ...


A Four-County Plan For Occupational Education, Donald R. Mullaney Jan 1972

A Four-County Plan For Occupational Education, Donald R. Mullaney

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The Region 4 Study, a four-county research project completed in July 1971 for the New York State Education Department under the direction and organization of the author, was approved by Walden University as the outline for this dissertation. The statistical data and committees' recommendations were adapted for this thesis without altering, hopefully, the substance or intent of the documented findings. The dissertation has been footnoted to indicate the use of Region 4 data in Chapters V, VI, and VII. The study was undertaken to seek methods of improving programs in occupational education and of coordinating those programs among the school ...


Implementation Of Migrant Education Program In The Richgrove School District, Bob L. Blancett Jan 1972

Implementation Of Migrant Education Program In The Richgrove School District, Bob L. Blancett

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Justification of the problem.

A significant percentage of the children attending school in the Richgrove School District are identified as migrant students. Migratory children often were two or more grades below grade level in reading, spoke little or no English, tended to withdraw from the school environment, had poor self-concepts, lacked nutritionally balanced meals, and had few, if any, previous health records.

The present study is an outgrowth of the Richgrove School District's effort to develop and provide an educational program designed to meet the needs of migratory children residing within its attendance boundaries.

The problem.

The problem was ...


Grade-Point Averages Of Oversears Military-Dependent Students Compared To Grade-Point Averages Of Non-Military Students, Robert John Eddy Jan 1972

Grade-Point Averages Of Oversears Military-Dependent Students Compared To Grade-Point Averages Of Non-Military Students, Robert John Eddy

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The major purpose of this investigation was to make a comparison of grade-point averages, earned by military dependent students in overseas Dependent Schools, with the grade-point averages of a comparably non-mobile student society with whom they graduated in the united states. The study of the situation existing in the Novato High School, Novato, Marin County, California over a period of years prompted the investigation conducted during the school year 1971-1972. Data for the investigation was derived from the permanent record cards of 2,173 graduated students over a period of five graduating classes, 1966- 1970. The Novato High School has ...


A Program For The Training Of Elementary Art-Music Teachers, Edward A. Boynton Jan 1972

A Program For The Training Of Elementary Art-Music Teachers, Edward A. Boynton

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The writer has had experience as a supervisor of music at the elementary and secondary levels. This experience combined with the development of courses to suit the program for an elementary teacher training institution provided the background for the development of this project.

The problem, as it appeared to the writer, was that in spite of valiant efforts on the part of music supervisors and art teachers’ elementary students did not comprehend music or art as an aesthetic whole. The methods in use, in most Maine schools, presented the arts as a technical skill to be mastered by the student ...


A Follow-Up Study (1970-1972) Of The 1969 State Scholarship Program In The State Of Rhode Island, Fred R. Bocchio, Anthony M. Ferraro Jan 1972

A Follow-Up Study (1970-1972) Of The 1969 State Scholarship Program In The State Of Rhode Island, Fred R. Bocchio, Anthony M. Ferraro

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Introduction

The philosophy and objectives underlying the Rhode Island State Scholarship Program encompassed severa1 basic assumptions about secondary education. Some of these assumptions have changed substantially over the past fifteen years and deserve close consideration. The new emphasis toward equalizing educational opportunities had been reflected in the changing philosophy that guided the administration of student financial aid. The genesis of most aid programs could be found in a concept that fostered the belief in a system built entirely upon meritocracy. This approach provided aid to students with high achievement and measured potential, irrespective of financial need. Educators seeing the inequity ...


A Comparative Study Of Teaching Trends And Practices In The General Biology Laboratory As Offered By The Public Community Colleges Of California, Frank L. Bonham Jan 1972

A Comparative Study Of Teaching Trends And Practices In The General Biology Laboratory As Offered By The Public Community Colleges Of California, Frank L. Bonham

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None provided.


Counseling For The Seventies: A Compendium Of Published Articles, Joseph Henry Koch Jan 1972

Counseling For The Seventies: A Compendium Of Published Articles, Joseph Henry Koch

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This article, which appeared in the January '72 edition of The School Counselor, talks about what counselors have done, doing, and what the author, a school counselor, thinks they should be doing. He discusses some factors operating to narrow the counselor's role: the student stereotype of counselors as "schedule-changers," the administrative view of counseling as a clerical function, the "psychiatric myth" which casts any person in a helping profession in the role of dream analyst and explorer of the dark unconscious. The writer sees counseling as the major pupil personnel service available on the school campus. Counseling should be ...


The Plight Of The Stutterer And Some Vital Solutions, Joyce D. Keller Jan 1972

The Plight Of The Stutterer And Some Vital Solutions, Joyce D. Keller

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No Abstract Avaliable.


Formal Education Of The Hospital Department Supervisors And The Need For An Undergraduate Degree Program In Health Services Management, Theodora Harmon Kittell Jan 1972

Formal Education Of The Hospital Department Supervisors And The Need For An Undergraduate Degree Program In Health Services Management, Theodora Harmon Kittell

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No Abstract Avaliable.


An Inquiry Into The Piagetian Tradition In America As A Basis For A Philosophy Of Education At The Communityy College Level: A Quasi-Experimental Approach, Clinton J. Humbolt Jan 1972

An Inquiry Into The Piagetian Tradition In America As A Basis For A Philosophy Of Education At The Communityy College Level: A Quasi-Experimental Approach, Clinton J. Humbolt

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the utility of a structural-developmental approach as a basis for a philosophy of education for the public community college of the Midwestern United States. The structural developmental approach was explored within the broader cognitive studies of the Piagetian tradition in America. The method of research employed was a combination of analysis of relevant literature and empirical investigation at a community college. This combination was explored in order to determine the possible abstraction of a structural-developmental pattern as a potential base for theory building. A research instrument was used to assess the ...


An Ermerging Model For A New System Of Education In New York State, David Elliot Jan 1972

An Ermerging Model For A New System Of Education In New York State, David Elliot

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This document has been written to serve two distinct but related

purposes. First, it is an attempt to describe a set of educational experiences which will be developed by a consortium of county-wide agencies to meet the existing as well as the emerging needs of learners in Rockland County, New York. To this end, a theoretical operational construct is explicated and the implementation strategies and tactics which are felt to insure a high degree of success for the program relative to realities extant in Rockland County are outlined. Second, an extended rationale reflecting the status of the American society, the ...